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If you want a top-notch smile and oral health, then you need to keep up on oral hygiene. If you fail to make oral hygiene a priority, then there is a good chance you don’t know all you need to know about it. Our dentist, Dr. Bradley Austin, is happy to help you increase your knowledge about oral hygiene by sharing some facts with you. Those facts are:

-It’s very important to brush your teeth twice a day. You can do so every morning and night. As you brush, it’s best to use a toothbrush that has soft bristles and toothpaste that has fluoride. The soft bristles will clean your teeth and care for your gums while the fluoride toothpaste will strengthen your tooth enamel.

-It’s very important to floss daily. This is because it can remove plaque and other harmful substances from between the teeth and along the gumline. Make sure to use an easy-to-use flossing tool to reduce your risk of damaging your gums as you floss.

-For the best oral hygiene routine possible, you can include rinsing with mouthwash. Rinsing with mouthwash can help you in many ways. In fact, antibacterial mouthwash can kill the bacteria in the mouth and fluoride mouthwash can strengthen your smile.

-Your dental checkup should be an important part of your routine. Dental cleanings and exams can help you have the strong and healthy smile you deserve, so make sure to attend your checkups every six months.

Call Austin Dental Associates today at 651-777-0788 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be happy to tell you all about oral hygiene in Maplewood, Minnesota. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!